The best beaches in Japan – Miyakojima islands

While we may be unable to visit our favourite overseas destination, we are fortunate that Japan has some incredible tropicals islands to the south, and world class beaches. If you have not yet explored the far reaches of this multi island nation, this may just be the best time for some domestic exploration. With swathes of international tourists kept at …

The Best Day Trips from Hakuba

Though Hakuba is a well known international ski destination, and recreational mountain town in the green season, it also serves very well as a base from which to explore some of Honshu’s best destinations. In no particular order, here are five of the best day trips from Hakuba. 1.Matsumoto Castle As one of Japan’s more impressive and complete castles, it’s …

Traveling with kids?

Traveling with kids? Most likely our primary concern when it comes to hitting the slopes as a family is the safety, enjoyment and progression of our kids. Indeed – with cold temperatures, the use of specialist equipment and physically tiring days, it can be a lot for the little ones. When navigated well it will not only create life long …

Should I take a ski lesson?

Whatever level you ski and snowboard at, taking a professional lesson by a reputable company will pay off in dividends, and make you wonder why you have not been taking lessons all along. In case you need convincing, here are 5 reasons to take a ski or snowboard lesson in Hakuba this trip. 1. Safety Running the risk of stating …

Best places to eat out in Hakuba – our top 7 hidden gems

With so much information out there when it comes to choosing the best places to eat out in Hakuba, it can be very difficult to distinguish the true culinary delights from the everyday restaurants. How we all rate dining experiences is a rather personal and subjective thing, but from 10 years of living in Hakuba and from swathes of guests …

5 top tips for the nervous skier

From all of the hype, social media and marketing that goes into the ski industry – we could be mistaken in believing that everyone who has ever skied cannot get enough of the sport. While indeed that is a nice idea, it is also not the reality. I would go as far as to say that perhaps 25% of people …

Introducing The Hakuba Collection

Every year in Hakuba we see an increasing number of newly built accommodations to support the growing number of visitors to the valley. With so much information so readily available at our finger tips, it can be difficult to get a clear understanding of what the options are, as well as what type of experience we can be assured of. …

What is the best accommodation in Hakuba?

Choosing the perfect place to stay for your ski vacation can be a difficult task, especially with so many choices at your finger tips. Hakuba – Japan’s largest ski area – has some true gems when it comes to luxurious self contained accommodations, so here to help you navigate them are our top picks for the valley. Echoland Apartments Sleek, …

Which is the Hakuba`s best ski resort?

Skiing in Hakuba, Japan In an rapidly evolving Japanese ski town with 10 resorts to choose from it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to choosing the right mountain for you. While there is information readily available it can be time consuming trying to get an unbiased `full picture` of Hakuba`s mountains and what type …